Japan Boardgame Prize 2015
We announce the 14th Japan Boardgame Prize! It is divided into two categories, namely, U-more Award and Voters' Selection.
We award a good game for beginners and families, named "U-more Award". The jury consists of seven administlators of our family gaming society. After 3 months of discussion and selection, we decided "Mahé (Japanese edition)" as game of the year and three nominees.
U-more Award - Game of the Year:
Mahé (Japanese edition) (Alex Randolph / Mobius Games)
Pinguin-Party (Japanese edition) (Reiner Knizia / New Games Order LLC / Yukaina Sakana)
Schatz-Rabatz (Karin Hetling / Noris dist.by Kleeblatt AG)
LOONY QUEST (Laurent Escoffier, David Franck / Libellud dist.by Hobby Japan)
And Voters' Selection: 299 boardgamers from 42 prefectures took part in the award, in cooperation with many boardgame circles and shops. They selected upto five favorites from a list of 217 titles, which were sold in Japanese market within the last one year. We added up for each voter 5 points to the first favorit, 4 points to the second ... 1 point to the fifth.
As a result "MYSTERIUM" won the Japan Board Game Prize 2015.
Voters' Selection - 1st Prize:
MYSTERIUM (Japanese edition) (Oleksandr Nevskiy, Oleg Sidorenko / Hobby Japan)
Auf den Spuren von Marco Polo (Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini / Hans im Glück dist.by Mobius Games)
Karesansui (Stone Garden) (Yusuke Mamada / New Games Order LLC)
Kaiteitanken (Deep Sea Adventure) (Jun Sasaki, Gorou Sasaki / Oink Games)
PATCHWORK (Japanese edition) (Uwe Rosenberg / Hobby Japan)
7th:Pinguin-Party (Japanese edition) (Reiner Knizia / New Games Order LLC / Yukaina Sakana)
8th:Caverna (Japanese edition) (Uwe Rosenberg / Hobby Japan)
9th:Coyote (Japanese edition) (Spartaco Albertarelli / New Games Order LLC)
10th:STREET FIGHTER Rivals (Seiji Kanai / QBIST)
10th:Okashinobi (inao78 / alhara-systems)
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